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Diet for someone with celiac disease and factor 5 lipid

By Anonymous July 8, 2016 - 4:50am
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I cannot eat gluten and I cannot eat too many vegetables because my blood gets to thick. I am having problems with swelling and weight gain. I am also having foot pain, especially when I first get up in the morning.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community for dietary suggestions in regard to having Celiac disease and factor 5 lipid.

I hope you are being seen by your physician about both conditions.

What exactly do you mean by your "blood gets too thick"? Where is the swelling? How much weight have you gained? How much do you weigh? How tall are you? Have you spoken to your doctor about the foot pain?

For the benefit of all our readers, Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. People living gluten-free must avoid foods with wheat, rye and barley, such as bread and beer. Ingesting small amounts of gluten, like crumbs from a cutting board or toaster, can trigger small intestine damage.

The Celiac Disease Foundation offers a great resource with information on what foods to avoid, what foods are safe to eat on a gluten-free diet, and recipes. To learn more visit:

Anonymous, could you clarify factor 5 lipid? Have you been told you have factor 5 leiden?

Factor V Leiden is a mutation of one of the clotting factors in the blood called factor V. This mutation can increase your chance of developing abnormal blood clots (thrombophilia), usually in your veins.

Have you been advised not to eat too many green vegetables , particularly green, leafy vegetables which are good sources of Vitamin K?


July 8, 2016 - 8:22am
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